Cricket: Australia lead by 14 runs at lunch on second day at first Ashes Test

Australia's Philip Hughes (right) plays a shot as England wicketkeeper Matt Prior looks on during the second days play of the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday, J
Australia's Philip Hughes (right) plays a shot as England wicketkeeper Matt Prior looks on during the second days play of the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Australia were 229 for nine in reply to England's first innings 215 - a lead of 14 runs - at lunch on the second day of the first Ashes Test at Nottingham's Trent Bridge ground on Thursday. -- PHOTO: AFP

NOTTINGHAM (AFP) - Australia were 229 for nine in reply to England's first innings 215 - a lead of 14 runs - at lunch on the second day of the first Ashes Test at Nottingham's Trent Bridge ground on Thursday.

Phil Hughes was 63 not out and Ashton Agar 69 not out, their unbroken partnership of 112 for the 10th wicket rescuing Australia from the depths of 117 for nine.

Agar's innings was the highest score by a No.11 batsman on Test debut, surpassing the 45 not out made by Australia great Warwick Armstrong against England at Melbourne back in 1902.

This is the first of a five-Test series.